Film Training Manitoba’s goal is to develop a highly skilled and adaptable workforce to support the activities of Manitoba production companies. FTM collaborates with members of the film and television industry to identify the training needs within the community. With this information we can offer practical, skill-based training that is targeted where labour gaps occur. The overall goal is to improve the quality of the Manitoba labour force, and to assist companies in meeting changing workforce demands. The creation and ongoing support of sector councils allow government to address skills shortages through upgrading of the existing workforce thereby opening up new opportunities for the unemployed.